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10 things we love about Des Moines in June

Is there anything better than Des Moines in the summertime? (Here's a hint: No)

Principal Charity Classic (June 1-7): Join all the golf action at this year's classic, hosted at Wakonda Club, 3915 Fleur Drive. Go to

Zoo Brew (June 3-Aug. 26): Weekly Wednesday night concerts with beer and tours for people 21 and older at Blank Park Zoo, 7401 S.W. Ninth St. 5:30-9 p.m. $12. Go to

Sips and the City (June 5): Kick off June with this energetic event from 6 - 9 p.m. Friday at Cowles Commons & Capital Square, 400 Locust St. $45. Go to

Greek Food Fair (June 5-7): Food, music, dancing and more at Greek Orthodox Church of St. George, 1110 35th St. Free. Go to churchofstgeorge

Ed Sheeran (June 9): Known for popular songs "The A Team" and "Thinking Out Loud," the Grammy-nominated artist brings his "X" tour to Wells Fargo Arena at 7:30 p.m. $53.50 - $63.50.

Pridefest (June 12-14): Parade 1 p.m. on Sunday in the Historic East Village. Go to for more event details.

Wizard World Comic Con Des Moines (June 12-14): Wizard World, Inc. will make its first visit to the Iowa Events Center. See appearances by William Shatner, Robert Englund, Emily Kinney and more at this pop culture extravaganza. Ticket info at

Iowa Craft Brew Festival (June 20): Featuring more than 30 Iowa breweries on the Court Avenue Bridge. $30. Go to

Des Moines Arts Festival (June 26-28): See pieces from local artists, enjoy food from vendors and don't miss entertainment by rock legend Eddie Money and singer-songwriter Mat Kearney. 10th – 15th Streets, Locust & Grand Streets. Free.

Dave Matthews Band (June 30): Catch the guys behind "Crash Into Me" and "Where Are You Going" in concert at Wells Fargo Arena at 7 p.m. Tuesday. $39.50-$75. Go to